The hydrolysis of soluble polysaccharides to form simple sugars (noun)
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Use "saccharification" in a sentence
"The energy is bound up in the cellulose (especially the hemicellulose), which has to be freed from the inert lignin and then converted into sugars (a process called, naturally enough, saccharification), which can then be fermented into ethanol."
"Maize is the basis for various starches and other ingredients like glucose syrup (corn syrup), which is produced by starch saccharification."
"The main mash should have rested a sufficient amount of time while the decoction was performed for adequate saccharification."